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THE STATE OF CYBER SECURITY IN 2019: A HALF-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
For most of North America, approaching the middle of the year means going on summer vacation, preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season and enjoying warmer weather. For many information security specialists, the half-year mark involves looking at how cyber threats have unfolded since January and detecting patterns that may suggest the direction that cybercrime groups are headed in the near future. The executive summaries in this regard have grown repetitive with expressions such as “cyber risks are rising dramatically” and “the entire internet has become an attack surface.” There is some truth in these observations. Threat level. If we were to use a line graph to plot the state of cyber threats over the last few months, it would look like the chart of a tech stock skyrocketing on Wall Street. We would get a similar result if we extended our plot points over the last few years. In May 2019, the Irish government decided that its national information security needed to be revamped; to this effect, researchers from companies such as McAfee, IBM, HP, and Qualcomm gathered at the Cork Institute of Technology to launch the Cyber Ireland initiative. READ MORE